November 7, 2012


InterCall Leverages Kontiki’s Industry-Leading Technology to Deliver High-Quality Video Webcasts While Minimizing Bandwidth Requirements

CHICAGO, November 5, 2012 – InterCall®, a subsidiary of West Corporation and the world’s largest conferencing and collaboration services provider, today announced the release of Webcast Studio Enterprise Edition, leveraging technology developed by Kontiki to provide an engaging experience to large internal corporate audiences while minimizing network bandwidth requirements.

InterCall Webcast Studio features streaming of high definition video, animated presentation content, and live interactive chat and Q&A, making it the virtual platform of choice for Fortune 500 companies as well as other industry leaders and associations around the world.

InterCall Webcast Studio Enterprise Edition extends those capabilities, allowing organizations to reach hundreds or even thousands of users simultaneously within headquarters as well as in multiple remote offices – even those that are difficult to reach, such as international locations. Yet it does so without the buffering issues that often plague high-volume webcasts.

“With the growth of distributed enterprises and mobile workers, webcasting has become increasingly important as a means of establishing and preserving the corporate culture and communicating important information to the entire enterprise at the same time,” said Mike Nessler, Executive Vice President of Event Services at InterCall. “Increasingly, these organizations are turning to video to put a face on that information. InterCall Webcast Studio Enterprise Edition makes it easy to deliver a high-quality video experience to all viewers, no matter where they’re located, as part of a comprehensive corporate communications strategy.”

InterCall Webcast Studio Enterprise Edition makes it easy for large organizations to deliver quality:

  • Executive communications (such as all-company and town hall meetings)
  • Large-scale training
  • Corporate communications
  • Employee engagement initiatives

InterCall’s software-only platform can be deployed in days or weeks rather than the months sometimes required for deployment of hardware-based enterprise video solutions. It also minimizes the burden on IT resources.

“The higher bandwidth requirements for video have always been a challenge for large enterprises,” Nessler said. “Our new Enterprise Edition solves that issue, allowing organizations to deliver the meaningful rich content they need for effective communications by reducing the bandwidth overhead over the wide area network.”